Ordering number : AS21198
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature :Mumei (Osafune Naruie)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double Habaki with a family crest.
Blade length : 48.0 cm or 18.9 inches.
Sori :cm 1.3 or 0.51 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2,86 cm or 1.126 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : cm or inches.
Kasane : 0.54cm or 0.21inches.
The weight of the sword 390 grams.
Era : Nanbokucyo period koan era:1361.
Shape : The blade was Nagataki and cut shortened later on
but still remind Nanbokucho style Nagamaki.
Jigane :Itame hada well grained with jinie attach and utsuri appear.
Hamon :Konie deki chojni midare and gnome midare continued and Yakizume style.
Special feature: Bizen Osafune Naruie was a son of the Kozoji bizen school Shigeyoshi
and worked during early Nanbokucyo period to middle.
Daimyo Uesugi Kensin loved Kozorri Kanemitsu. one of 35 famous sword.
From Aoi Art: It is a work that has been handed down as an heirloom in the past
and The habaki was made by a gold foiled double Habaki with a family crest.
As the sword shape tells, it is a work that corrected Nagamaki as Wakizashi,
and the sword shape is well left in Nanbokucyo style.
The work that has passed 660 years and still retains its appearance should be proof
that it has been carefully preserved by the following many samurai.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.